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When I first started this newsletter two years ago, I hoped that a monthly deadline would clear up questions of what I was interested in talking about. It’s not particularly shocking to confirm that I’m fascinated in the self-mythology around masculinity and the the lengths men will go to protect it. It could've been called Uh, Asking for a Friend but this is how we’ve arrived at the Other Men Need Help, a new series (and newsletter!) about the emblems, habits, and struts in the male performance. Every two weeks until the end of the year will be a new episode and issue sharing the ways OTHER men (er, I) avoid accountability, cling to power, and quietly scream for connection.

This month's episode - Why Other Men Need Help. SEEMS DAUNTING, right? Don't worry, we don't tackle all the ways men need help but you'll enjoy hearing how Richard Gere's swoop technique in an Officer and a Gentleman led to host (ME!) watching what men do.

Find the show on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app.
One more note - we'll be newslettering every two weeks during the season with new episodes, fun tidbits, and short films. Like this one which'll wet your appetite for episode one:
See you in two weeks, my others.

Sorry So Sloppy,
Mark Pagán
October 4th, 2017

Que bonita es mi tierra.
Meet the Season One Team!
Mark Pagán (host/producer) is an award-winning comedian, film and podcast producer, writer, and former b-boy. A Moth Storyslam winner, his work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater.

Early Crush: Sigourney Weaver - yesterday, today, tomorrow.
Tanvir Mansur (associate producer) is a freelance writer and educator from Sweden. He's worked with education and gender equality issues at the Swedish Games Industry. His latest gig was at the Workers' Movement's Educational association where he organized conferences and seminars about migration, racism, diversity and gender equality. Tanvir is an activist and opinion-maker, who regularly writes for different Swedish newspapers.

Early Crush: Okay, so this is gonna be SUCH a cliché answer. I was twelve when The Phantom Menace was released. Even if the movie was awful, I was really drawn to Natalie Portman's character. This bad-ass Queen who could both act royal and shoot with laser-guns. I was becoming a big Star Wars-fan and I guess she became my celebrity crush. I assume she's the "Leia" of the late '80's generation.
Rebecca Seidel (associate producer) is an NYC-based writer, radio producer, and explorer. Born & raised in Queens, she's currently a curator for Spoke, a new audio app from SiriusXM. Ask her for podcast recommendations or fun facts about the subway.

Early Crush: Billie Joe Armstrong, the singer from Green Day. He was my introduction to angst and eyeliner, two things that continue to be very important in my life.
October Events (so far):

Friday, October 13th @ 7pm: Out by Ten @ John Strasber Studios, NYC $20
Sunday, October 15th @ 7pm: Now You're Talking @ Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts, Merrick, NY $20
Other Men Need Help
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